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Budweiser Black Crown | Anheuser-Busch

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2.73/5
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1,111 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Anheuser-Busch
Missouri, United States
anheuser-busch.com

Style: American Amber / Red Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Damian74 on 01-01-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#44,418
Reviews:
208
Ratings:
1,111
pDev:
25.27%
Bros Score:
3.07
 
 
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Born on March 11:

Pours amber with little head and virtually no lacing.

The smell is of caramel with a grainy hint.

The taste is sweet - caramelish. There is a hint of vague fruitiness, but it mixes with a touch of soap that throws it off. There is a touch of alcohol that is a bit raw. A hint of bland hops try to balance the sweetness.

It has medium carbonation. Fairly crisp.

I don't care much for the hint of soap. A bit too sweet for me. Not a disaster, but not desirable. Glad I only bought the 6-pack.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

12 ounce bottle
Served in a pilsner glass

A - It's on the lighter end of the amber spectrum. It has some golden highlights. There are lots of bubbles rising from the laser etchings to feed a modest white head.

S - It has a sweet, almost fruity aroma. It smells a little like grain.

T - At first I thought I got some of that fruitiness I noticed in the smell. I'm not so sure now. There is a slight soapy taste from the hops. It has a dry, clean finish.

M - Moderate with a good amount of carbonation.

O - It's better than Bud. I do not plan on having this again unless it's free.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Budweiser Black Crown - another beer I have partaken of that is lifted as some of the best that the company has to offer...well, it isn't great, but it's not too bad, even considering the other offerings they make.

From the bottle it pours out a rich, dark hue of amber - thick, tan head with just a little lacing and staying power. The odor from the beer reminds me of smoked wood, hickory actually, which I enjoyed and took in for a while. The mouthfeel was simply average - not too watery, not too thick, no aftertaste, but nothing to set it aside from others. The taste was also above average - I didn't take in any of the smoky scents in the beer, but it did have that good dark lager taste (surprising me in the process.) Overall, I rated it well above average - for all the flak Bud takes, you gotta give the devil his due on this one. (Oh, and at 6% ABV, its a quick way to get shinola-faced...)

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12oz bottle, pours golden-amber with striking clarity, thin, bubbly, white head dissipates very quickly. Aromas are lager yeast, metallic, faint toasted grain. Taste has some nice toasted grain up front, but other than that it's pretty much like most of the other AB offerings: not much for flavor, cereal, faint grassy hops. Mouth-feel is thin and watery with the higher carbonation making it feel a little fuller. Overall, I didn't expect much here, so I guess you could say it delivered?

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Appearance: Clear, amber brown

Taste & Aroma: Had a medium sweetness and bitterness to it. Grain notes on top of a slight citrus, possibly orange.

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Pours a clear copper body with a head that fizzes and fizzles like soda water, without leaving a collar or a trace of lacing. Aromas are faint bud not bad. I mainly get a lightly toasted graininess with maybe a hint of caramel sweetness and a bit of plantain peel. Taste tends toward the sweeter end of the spectrum from start to finish, with toasty malts blending with sugariness on the front and mid-palates before a minerality emerges on the back to make the finish more crisp and memorable. Medium-light body is appropriate for how little flavor it carries, and overall it's an okay beer but seems boring when compared to some of the more established competitors in its style.

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Budweiser Black Crown from Anheuser-Busch
Beer rating: 2.73 out of 5 with 1,111 ratings
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